Mary Donaldson (she/her/hers)

MS, AMFT
Accepting Clients

I specialize in relationships - the ones between you and the world, you and others, you and yourself, and even the one between you and me.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Redondo Beach, CA
Supervised by Celynna Harnetiaux, M.A., LMFT

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

You may know exactly what you want, or you may have no idea what brings you here. All I know is that it feels really good to finally get help, and yet, it can still be hard to accept that you deserve it. Wherever you are in this process, I’ll meet you there. Bring your hopelessness, anger, anxiety, and questions, and we can take a closer look together. I work with teens, romantic partnerships, families, and adults, and I specialize in relationships and trauma.

My Background and Approach

With a collaborative and authentic approach, I'll both challenge you and honor your pace. I’m not a fixer, but I will draw from evidence-based and trauma-informed care to help you help yourself. Research has shown that the best predictor of positive outcomes in therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. With this at the center of our work, my hope is for you to feel safe, supported, and understood. Defining and advocating for your needs in relationships often begins with a conversation, so let's talk!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I use a multicultural lens in treatment; this means I attend to cultural and systemic factors, such as race, gender, class, size, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and contexts of power, oppression, privilege, and others. I have extensive experience with suicide prevention in school settings, and I have additional experience advocating for antiracist curriculum in MFT programs. I previously provided therapy for those navigating the transition out of prison and other system-impacted clients. This position challenged me to advocate for my clients across several systems, while recognizing the complex trauma these systems reinforce. I gained a greater awareness of the traces of family attachment across generations, and I learned how these traces reveal themselves in therapy. NOO made me a stronger advocate for antiracism, harm reduction, and social justice. My approach is Queer Allied, Trans Allied, LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Racial Justice Allied, Sex Positive, Kink- and Poly-Affirming.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175/session

Info

424-367-1538 Email Mary
235 Avenida Del Norte Suite B
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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